Tag Archives: Lee Marvin

Rediscovered: ‘Bo Writin’ on the Wall

Image: Ernest Borgnine as Shack the railroad bull vs. Lee Marvin as the legendary hobo A No.1 in Robert Aldrich’s Emperor of the North — a definitive hobo/train cinematic statement. Brutal. Most people I’ve met have never heard of this one, … Continue reading

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Hammett: It’s Greek to Me

Photo courtesy Becky Dawidziak — featuring her dad Mark Dawidziak, of Jim Tully biography fame — shot for a class project to take a picture on the two-word theme Proof Reading. I think she nailed it. Thanks, Becky. I just crawled out … Continue reading

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Sinister Cinema: What Ever Happened to Lee Van Cleef?

Okay, you keystroke the term Spaghetti Western, you’re pretty much going to start thinking about Lee Van Cleef. How could you not? After prepping the post about La Cuidad Maldita, Van Cleef’s image drifted to mind, one thing led to another, and … Continue reading

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Sinister Cinema: Fort Point

As I just mentioned, when Evan/Dave Lewis came to town I showed him and his wife around for a few hours, witnessed by the shot above. Fort Point, under the south end of the Golden Gate Bridge. Classic noir locale. … Continue reading

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Tombstone: Willeford

The week before I watched The Pope of Greenwich Village on the anniversary of Charles Willeford’s death, my pal Leo Grin happened to be on a trip to Washington, D.C. Leo is known for the great Robert E. Howard magazine The Cimmerian, … Continue reading

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